I don't understand why it's so hard for dentists to do their jobs correctly. My DD (7) has had horrible problems with her teeth over the years. The dentist has always been a source of great anxiety for her. (Her dad and his family has horrible teeth so I blame his stinkin' genes!) Today, at her cleaning/exam, we found out that she has 3 cavities underneath old fillings (we see a new dentist now). For the past year, DD has been sure to brush, floss and use anti-cavity rinse each morning and night (sometimes after school too). We thought for sure that this would help matters. When the dentist said she had cavities today, she burst out crying and I wanted to join her.
She feels discouraged now because she's done such a good job at keeping her teeth clean and doesn't understand why she still gets bad news at the dentist. I mean, since she was 4 years old, she has had at least one cavity every six months. My heart broke for her and I wanted to strangle everyone at her former dental practice. It's bad enough for a young child to have to go through one dental procedure, much less have to re-do that procedure later on! All I can do is reassure DD that she has been doing a great job taking care of her teeth and to keep up the good work. After these dumb cavities are filled, I hope we're done for a while! I just want good news at dental visits! :/